NHS Apprenticeships

‘Earn and Learn‘ and make a difference with an NHS apprenticeship. Our apprenticeships offer routes into many of the more than 350 NHS careers through a mix of on-the-job training and classroom learning.  

If you’d like to be alerted to new NHS apprenticeship opportunities available in the Hampshire and Isle of Wight region please follow the link below and fill in the form to receive emails about opportunities as they arise.

Apprenticeship areas 

NHS Apprenticeships are offered by individual NHS employers know as Trusts. Within the Hampshire and Isle of Wight area we have seven Trusts: 

Below are some examples of apprenticeships that are relevant to the NHS. 

  • Business administration and human resources 
  • Clinical support 
  • Communications and marketing 
  • Construction/estates services 
  • Dental nursing 
  • Digital marketing 
  • Electrical and engineering 
  • Financial services 
  • Health and social care 
  • Healthcare science (various areas including medical physics, cardiac physiology and clinical engineering) 
  • IT 
  • Library, information and archive services 
  • Management 
  • Nursing 
  • Pharmacy support 

Apprenticeship levels – what do they mean? 

NHS apprenticeships are available at four levels: 

NameLevelEducation Equivalent
Advanced3A level
Higher4,5,6 & 7Foundation Degree & above
Degree6&7Bachelor’s or Masters Degree

*Equivalent means ‘same as or equal to’. 

Entry requirements 

Entry requirements will depend on the employer and the type and level of apprenticeship. 

For example:  

  • you may need four or five GCSEs at grades 9-4/A-C or equivalent to do an Advanced Level Apprenticeship.  
  • to start a higher apprenticeship, you’re likely to need A-levels, equivalent level 3 qualifications or relevant and sufficient experience. 

What you need to know about NHS Apprenticeships 

  • if you are aged 16 to 18 or 19+ and in your first year of an apprenticeship, the minimum you should receive is £4.81 an hour (the National Minimum Wage for apprentices) 
  • many NHS employers will pay you more than the minimum wage 
  • they take between 1 – 5 years to complete  
  • you’re likely to spend four days on work placement and one day or at a training centre or college 
  • you’ll develop your skills, including English and maths
  • you’ll gain a competence qualification (based on what you can do in the workplace) and a knowledge qualification, or a qualification combining both.

The Prince’s Trust – get funding to train and learn

The Prince’s Trust can provide young people with a Development Award to help cover the cost of course fees, tools or equipment to help achieve their goals.

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Start a career at Isle of Wight NHS Trust

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